Letterpress Invitation, Traditional Wedding, Blush and Gray, Formal, Pink Rose Envelope Liner, Bamboo Paper, Pretty script font

Invitation Printing 101 – Letterpress

Welcome back to Invitation Printing 101. Today we’re discussing my personal favorite — letterpress! The Basics First Look: • Indented impression • Matte ink • Usually printed on a textured cotton paper It’s great for: • Everything from classic to whimsical styles • Weddings, holiday cards, baby announcements, the list goes on…. • Designs with one, two or three ink colors It’s often combined with: • Foil details • Thick paper • Envelope liners Details There’s something about this antique printing process that I just adore. Letterpress printing uses plates to create an indented impression, leaving you with a beautifully textured surface on your invitation. The inks are translucent and soak into the paper so we recommend working with light-colored papers like …

Baby Shower Invitation, Letterpress, Twins

2016 Favorites: Round 2

We hope you are loving this magical time of the year. At Fat Cat, we’ve been enjoying glittery decorations, our adorable gingerbread house and some vacation time of course. As promised, here’s Round 2 of our 2016 Favorites. Elena + John It was so much fun watching this invitation come to life. We started with Elena’s idea to place a wax seal directly on her invitation and then found the perfect fonts and colors to compliment her custom deco style seal. Once the invitations were printed, we carefully wrapped each invitation in ribbon and waxed and stamped them by hand. It was a long process but I can honestly say that I enjoyed sealing each and every one of these beautiful …

Flower girl with the horses

Laura and Anthony’s Martha Clara Wedding

We absolutely love vineyard weddings… …and this one is no exception! Laura and Anthony were married last June at the beautiful Martha Clara Vineyards. Warm spring air, horses grazing in the pastures and the flower girl’s sweet floral crown made this day nothing but lovely. Fat Cat’s Art Director, Katie, had so much fun designing these custom, letterpress invitations. Katie and Laura have a shared love of rustic details so this suite included everything she loves the most – kraft paper, whimsical fonts and edge painting! We were so happy to receive this sweet message from the happy couple… Katie,  We cannot thank you enough for bringing our vision for our invitations to life! Your design is absolutely perfect and the finished product …

Winter Weddings | Fur Shawl, Bride and Bridesmaids

Winter Weddings

All the snow this past weekend has the Fat Cat family dreaming of winter weddings. What could be more beautiful than posing for photos against a crisp, white, frosty background? Bouquets accented with berries, scarlet bridesmaid dresses, and glowing candles come to mind immediately. Guests can sip on hot cocoa and Irish coffee… and bonus, you can rock one of those stunning long sleeved wedding dresses. Here are just a few of our favorite winter wedding things… Cozy Shawls Fur shawls and cozy sweaters are a fun and fashionable way to stay warm during a chilly winter celebration. Images from various weddings, from top to bottom right: Wedding Party // Fur Wrap and Bouquet // Green Sweater —— Wine and …